Pistachio, cardamom and strawberry bliss balls (vegan and gluten free).

Pistachio, cardamom and strawberry bliss balls

Pretty Middle Eastern inspired pistachio bliss balls flavoured with the heady scent of freshly ground cardamom.
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Course: Sweet treats
Cuisine: Gluten free, Vegan
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 16
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Quite Good Food


  • 1/2 cup hulled pistachio nuts
  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried dates, (about 12, roughly chopped)
  • 1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground cardamom, (I ground the seeds from six pods using a mortar and pestle)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted if solid


  • Put the nuts, seeds, dates and cardamom into the bowl of a food processor and blitz until the mixture is a small crumb.
  • Add the freeze dried strawberries and coconut oil and pulse until combined. You want the strawberry pieces broken up, but not completely disintegrated - it's nice to come across a larger piece of it in the mixture every now and then.
  • Roll into small balls and refrigerate until firm (at least half an hour)
  • Store in the fridge (or freezer).

Nutrition information

Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.5g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 4.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Fiber: 1.1g
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